Alameda’s Ecology-Focused Art Show Ends This Weekend

Autobody Fine Art’s Future/Tense show is running through May 2, this Sunday.

If you haven’t had time to get there, it is definitely worth a visit, so try to squeeze it in.

The exhibit is on the second floor at 1517 Park Street (near Lincoln Avenue).

Jon Kerpel’s sculptures are fun and provocative. The Alamedan has collected objects from around the Island and other places and turned them into creations that remind us of the need to protect our environment.

As part of its Earth Day events, Autobody shared several short films and introduced several speakers on April 17 focusing on the shellmounds of the Bay Area. These are sacred burial grounds of Native Americans.

Many of the shellmounds, and Alameda had five, have been destroyed during development in the area — especially the recent Bay Street shopping mall in Emeryville.

The main message of both the Autobody art show and the films on shellmounds is that it is time to develop better respect for our environment and each other, a message that can be appreciated by Alamedans year-round.

Janet Levaux